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I am a designer + illustrator living out my dreams in Portland, Oregon.
My colorful paintings, illustrations and patterns are full of whimsical characters
and sincere messages to inspire peace, creativity, and teaching moments. 

 

A few of my favorite things have always been creating, crafting, rainbows + finding simple beauty in the everyday. During the expanse of my career over the past
20 years, I have worked as an illustrator, a graphic designer, an art director in advertising, an art director in apparel and in-store graphics, creator of my own products, and a children’s art teacher.

I love drawing with pen + ink and enjoy painting with gouache. I often bring my 
hand-drawn pieces onto the computer to complete a pattern, recipe or illustration that will later end up on a product.

My most recent work includes seed packet surprises in kid’s meals at Burgerville restaurants, illustrations for a book with Storey Publishing, and the design of
a helmet for Nutcase. 

You can find my latest artwork, inspirations + happenings on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and in the shop. Get in touch! hello@julznally.com

EXPERIENCE 

January 2007 – Present

FREELANCE ILLUSTRATOR/DESIGNER

 

Concept, Design, & Illustration for logos, invitations, packaging, brochures for
a variety of clients including Burgerville, Cafe Au Play, Urban Cheesecraft, ADC Logistics,
Coffee City Coffee Roasters.

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January 2005 – January 2007

WOMEN’S APPAREL ART DIRECTOR

Fossil Group, Inc.

 

>  Developed and designed women’s apparel graphics for t-shirts and hats.  

>  Developed and designed hangtags and labels using a variety of printing techniques.

>  Designed embellishment and embroidery designs for knitwear, sweaters, wovens, and handbags.

>  Created watch tins, wall graphics, and brand posters.

>  Responsible for coming up with graphic trends and trend research to go along with each season’s apparel concept.

>  Collaborated with the Apparel team to develop marketing materials for seasonal projects in store. 

>  Contributed to the creative process of each apparel season including department meetings, brainstorming, collaborations, and concepts.

>  Worked with overseas vendors and factories to develop innovative apparel graphics and improve graphic production quality.

>  Worked in store to create unique visual merchandising displays for various apparel.

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March 2002 – December 2004

ART DIRECTOR

The Richards Group

 

Design and art direction for various clients including Bennigan’s, Canada Dry, Slush Puppie,
Dr. Pepper, Dallas Musuem of Art.

 

>  Developed logo and identities  

>  Directed food and drink photography photoshoots 

>  Designed brochures, packaging, posters, ads, billboards, menus, in-store collateral

>  Worked with designers and copywriters to brainstorm and work through client creative briefs 

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August 2000 – March 2002

DESIGNER

SullivanPerkins

Design & Illustration work including logos, invitations, posters, direct mail, ads, brochures, for
variety of clients including AT&T, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Dallas Museum of Art, The Rouse Company.

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© Copyright 2019  Julz Nally

PDX parent magazine

This was a craft that I created for the holiday issue of PDX Parent magazine. I illustrated instructions and supplies for kids and their parents to use for this nature craft.